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How To Make Your Hair Oil Feel Less Greasy

How to Make Your Hair Oil Less Greasy. Article on @naturalhairmag.

There is nothing you can do about the greasy feeling that comes from doing your hot oil treatments or from some oil-based hair products for your hair. But there are ways to make that oily feeling on your hair and scalp feel less heavy and more light. Some oils simply cannot help themselves.

The chemical composition of some oils, like coconut oil and palm oil, make them heavy in natural. With the exception of some oils, mainly olive oil, the more dark yellow it is the more heavier it is. Lighter oils like sunflower oil, take on a faint yellow appearance. That is one of the quickest ways to know you are using a hard carrier (heavy) oil. Hard Carrier oils:

  • Mostly dark yellow
  • Hard in texture (coconut oil and palm oil can melt and re-harden)
  • high in Lauric acid, a natural saturated fat that makes some oils hard

Now, there are other oils that are not as heavy. They have more oleic acid in them, which is a milder saturated fat in oils. This allows them to be more easily absorbed into the skin. They are often light yellow in color and more fluid. Soft Carrier oils:

  • fair yellow in appearance
  • light in texture; pour and spread faster
  • high in oleic acid, which allows them to be more fluid.

how to make hair oil less greasy Most of the oils you see in the grocery store are carrier oils. Coconut, almond, safflower, olive, sunflower…they are all carrier oils. They can all be used to dilute essential oils (lavender, ylang ylang, rosemary, etc.), which are not to be used directly on the skin.

Softer carrier oils are the way to go if you’re look for a light oil. If you notice your hair becomes limp after using olive or coconut oil, you may need to come down a few notches to a lighter oil, like sweet almond or sunflower oil. The lighter the oil, the less possibility of clogging your pores. This also makes your hair feel less greasy. Also consider using light oil on damp hair.

The moisture will allow the hair to spread much easier. A dime-size in the palm of your hair should suffice for your entire head. Which goes into my next point: do not feel you need to use half the bottle for one section of hair. The saying “a little goes a long way” applies here! In conclusion follow these tips to make your hair feel less greasy with oils:

  • Use a light oil (i.e. almond, sunflower, avocado, jojoba, hempseed, grape seed)
  • Use sparingly. Nothing more than a dime-size for your whole head. If you have extremely thick hair, no more than a dime size for each section.
  • Spread on water if possible and allow to air-dry. Do not reapply unless for heat protection for styling.

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